Foundation Voices Blog

Learn more about the Mensa Foundation’s programs and efforts directly from our Trustees, committee chairs, appointees, donors, staff members, and supporters.

We hope you find inspiration in their stories.

Annual Colloquiums provide venues to satisfy our craving for perpetual education

Colloquiums return participants to an academic environment that simply can’t be replicated by online learning experiences. Advanced reading selections allow participants to have more than a casual knowledge of the topics. Speakers are usually aware of the others' professional work but often have not interacted on panel discussions, frequently leading to interesting exchanges. Small attendance size allows for intimate discussions between speakers and participants during and following the events.

By Greg Timmers
It may not roll out red carpet, but the Foundation hands out plenty of awards

The Distinguished Teacher Award is just one of many ways the Mensa Foundation recognizes and supports human intelligence. Here's a quick summary of the Foundation's awards programs.

By Phyllis Miller
Goals of the new Foundation President

First and foremost, my goal is to continue to support and build on the successful programs created during the terms of my six predecessors in this office — programs like our scholarships, which have such a great impact on people’s lives by helping to make education affordable.

By Dave Remine